Eurosphere agenda: “The Böhmermann case…”Brussels seeks €50 billion to digitalise Europe’s industry…

Debate: The Böhmermann case: Did Merkel make the right decision? euro|topic Chancellor Angela Merkel has given the green light for criminal proceedings against German satirist Jan Böhmermann. His “smear poem” about Erdoğan is now the subject of a criminal investigation on charges of insulting a foreign head of state. Is Merkel kowtowing to Ankara? Brussels seeks €50 … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “First video made entirely of emojis: Don’t Emoji and Drive…”Drones, IBM, and the Big Data of Death…

First video made entirely of emojis: Don’t Emoji and Drive  Osocio Weblog by Marc van Gurp Emojis are very popular on our smartphones and it also inspires a lot of creative people around the world for a variety of purposes.   Drones, IBM, and the Big Data of Death The Intercept by Jon Schwarz LAST WEEKThe Intercept published a package of … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Erdogan in Brussels for migrant talks While bringing Turkish election campaign to Strasbourg, Brussels

Erdogan in Brussels for migrant talks  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to hold key talks with EU officials on how to deal with the migrant crisis. MAIN FOCUS: Erdoğan and EU haggle over refugee policy | 05/10/2015 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet with EU representatives in … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Merkel says refugee crisis tests Europe’s core ideals…

Merkel says refugee crisis tests Europe’s core ideals  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) German chancellor puts pressure on European countries who refuse to take in refugees, saying it betrays EU’s values. France: Hungary refugee fence not even fit for animals AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Paris slams Hungary, gateway to EU from eastern Europe, for erecting 175km … Read more

Yanko Tsvetkov’s Atlas of Prejudice… Eurosphere agenda…

via: ******* New EU cybersecurity rules to hit US internet firms Large US-based internet firms such as Cisco, Google and Amazon will be subject to a new EU cybersecurity law forcing them to adopt tough security measures and possibly report serious breaches to national authorities, according to a document seen by Reuters. Hollande and Tsipras want … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Channel Tunnel refugee drama… “Greek shares plunge as market reopens…

MAIN FOCUS: Schäuble’s plans to reform EU Commission | 31/07/2015  euro|topics German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has put forward proposals for reforming the European Commission. According to media reports he wants to strip it of powers such as budget supervision and antitrust monitoring and transfer them to other authorities. While some commentators see a politically independent … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Tsipras’s tough domestic test….

Greek PM defends ‘harsh’ debt deal  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vows to implement eurozone deal, but makes clear he does not believe in it Greece’s Tsipras’s tough domestic test BBC News | Europe | World Edition After the marathon, Greek PM faces sprint to reform Leaked IMF report says Greece … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Bosnia marks Srebrenica massacre anniversary…. “Athens presents new reform proposals

MAIN FOCUS: Athens presents new reform proposals | 10/07/2015 The Greek government sent a new reform plan to its negotiating partners on Thursday. After examining the list, the EU leaders plan to decide on a new aid package on Sunday. This emergency summit is the last chance to prevent the collapse of Europe, some commentators … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “‘Final deadline’ for Greece debt plan

‘Final deadline’ for Greece debt plan  BBC News | Europe | World Edition The eurozone gives Greece until Thursday to present final proposals to secure a deal with creditors, and calls a full EU summit for Sunday. UN to vote on Srebrenica ‘genocide’ BBC News | Europe | World Edition The UN Security Council is set to … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Greece to hold referendum on bailout

Greece to hold referendum on bailout Greek PM Alexis Tsipras calls a referendum on 5 July on a bailout plan offered by international creditors that he condemns as “unbearable”.  BBC News | Europe | World Edition / Greece and migrants to dominate EU summit Crunch summit on Greece and migrants loom  BBC News | Europe … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “IMF breaks off talks with Athens…”EU Parliament puts off TTIP debate…

MAIN FOCUS: IMF breaks off talks with Athens | 12/06/2015 euro|topics The IMF representatives pulled out of talks with Athens in Brussels on Thursday. A spokesman for the organisation complained that the differences of opinion were too great. It is unclear when the negotiations will be resumed. In the end the creditors won’t abandon Greece to … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Academic work and careers in Europe

Academic work and careers in Europe  Ideas on Europe Changing working conditions at European universities are studied in a recent book ‘Academic Work and Careers in Europe – Trends, Challenges, Perspectives’, edited by Tatiana Fumasoli, Gaële Goastellec and Barbara Kehm. Tatiana Fumasoli tells about the main findings presented in the book. The Mediterranean migrant crisis: What can … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Finnish elections…”Politicians blocking users on Twitter…

Why the Finnish elections matter for Europe  Open Europe blog by Mats Persson Why the Finnish elections matter for Europe The Finnish elections on Sunday are unlikely to lead to a radical change in the country’s Eurozone policy – however, they will still have relevance for the rest of Europe. Mats Persson investigates. Finland elections: Candidate putting … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Rapprochement between Greece and Russia…

Germany snubs Greece’s war reparations call as ‘dumb’ Germany snubbed Greece’s call for more than 278 billion euros ($306 billion) in war payments April 7, calling it “dumb” to mix World War II claims with Athens’ negotiations for more aid. MAIN FOCUS: Moscow lures Athens with investments | 09/04/2015  euro|topics Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “How the Pirates in Germany have lost their way… “Milk quotas come to an end…

How the Pirates in Germany have lost their way  open Democracy News Analysis – by Alessio Colonnelli Is there any connection between the decline of the Pirate Party and the rise of the right-wing Alternative for Germany?   MAIN FOCUS: Milk quotas come to an end | 01/04/2015 euro|topics The EU will abolish the milk quota system … Read more

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